Before they prepare themselves for kickoff against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in Houston, Tex., Matt Luke and Co. have been busy hosting several Elite Camps over the last two weeks. Some of Mississippi’s best have been in attendance but also, others from surrounding states; Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Georgia.
And one of Louisiana’s prospects seems to be ready to end his recruitment for the time being after leaving the camp with an offer in hand.
The Zachary, La. native is the newest commit for Matt Luke in the 2019 class and brings plenty of size, length, and athleticism. He chose the Rebs over early offers from Baylor, Houston, Idaho, Louisiana-Monroe, McNeese State, Nicholls State, Southern Miss, Tulane, Western Kentucky, and Yale.
The offer sheet might not jump off the page at you, but the measurables and film sure do. During his junior season at Zachary High School, the one in which the Broncos won the 5A state title, Judson collected 42 tackles, eight interceptions, five pass break-ups, and two interceptions returned for touchdowns.
How does he fit in?
The 5’11, 184-pounder is a dynamic playmaker at the third level. The No. 117 safety in the country joins in-state commits Jay Stanley, Tay Standifer, and Jalen Jordan as part of the newest secondary members of the #MississippiMade movement. Judson played some cornerback as well for Zachary during his junior campaign, but with his natural ball skills and ability to high-point the football over would-be receivers he’s a natural at safety.
The Rebels return Armani Linton, Myles Hartsfield, A.J. Harris, and C.J. Miller in the secondary, but look for Judson’s versatility and play-making ability to give him a chance early to make an impact somewhere on the back end, whether that be corner or safety. And I presume he will be a candidate to be a key contributor on special teams early as well.